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How to renew invalid or expired eDirectory server certifcates

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NetIQ eDirectory
NetIQ iManager


How to renew expired eDirectory server certiifcates.
Server certificates are invalid or expired.
Repair default server cerificates.


Please follow the steps below to Repair Default Server certificates for eDirectory servers:
  1. Login in iManager as Admin.
  2. Roles & Tasks | Novell Certificate Server | Repair Default Certificates
  3. Select the server(s) which will own the certificates and click Next
  4. Select Yes All Default Certificates will be overwritten and click Next
  5. Review the tasks to be performed and select Finish

Alternatively, you can do the following using a Linux server:

  1. iManager | View Objects | Manually delete the server's certificate objects from the TREE.
  2. From a terminal on the eDirectory Linux server:
    ndsconfig upgrade -j
    Note: The utility will detect the missing server certificates and re-create them.

Please note that the LDAP server will not pickup these new certificates until restarted with the following commands (Linux):
nldap -u
nldap -l


Server certificates are invalid and/or expired and need to be re-created.

Additional Information

If there are problems accessing iManager on the eDirectory servers, please consider the steps provided in TID 7013239 - How to configure Workstation iManager on a Windows desktop for certificate administration.

If there is a problem renewing the default server certificates, perhaps there is a problem with the Certificate Authority (CA).
Please see the preliminary steps to validate the CA from TID 7013047 - How to renew an expire Certificate Authority (CA)


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  • Document ID:7013080
  • Creation Date:20-AUG-13
  • Modified Date:09-SEP-14
    • NetIQeDirectory

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